KCCD Green Initiative`s mission is to empower communities in need by providing renewable energy, research and education that are environmentally, socially and economically sustainable. In 2007, the Mayor of Los Angeles Antonio Villaraigosa released the GREEN LA initiative. GREEN LA presents a plan to reduce the City’s carbon emissions 35 percent by 2030. In addition, GREEN LA is pushing to increase the City’s use of renewable energy to 35 percent by 2020 and has over fifty additional initiatives to curb the City’s carbon footprint. Following this trend, Korean Churches for Community Development (KCCD) is seeking to promote environmental sustainability for families and communities through its Green Initiative in the following three areas:
- Public-Private Partnerships Program
- Research Program
- Education Program
Public-Private Partnerships Program
KCCD seeks to promote Public-Private Partnerships to strengthen green economies in our community in partnership with state/local governments, the private sector and other non-profits involved in the solar industry. KCCD welcomes corporate partners who have CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) model.
KCCD seeks to demonstrate and analyze environmental public policies in Los Angeles and California. KCCD`s research focus will be focus on the solar industry in California emphasizing in the Los Angeles area to combat climate change.
KCCD seeks to establish a renewable energy education program with individuals and partners in the community. KCCD`s goal is to stimulate the solar industry by providing job training and business opportunities for historically underserved communities.